Écho d’Azur

Have you already listened to

Rié FURUSE trio 2nd album Écho d’Azur ?


Thanks to each of you…

The album has ranked on 13th on Apple Music (France) Jazz Top Album ! (04.03.2021) and Radio Canada ICI Musique « Quand le Jazz est là » has futured 3 titres from the album(02.18.2021)!

Here’s the story behind of this album. 

This album was born during this spring which was particular due to the national confinement in France – this isolation that we all paradoxically shared – and the summer that followed.

The first two notes of the first piece are inspired from the tuner who came to tune my piano when the world reopened in May. “Tuning” is about the connection and reconnection of mind and soul while “Further and further, deeper and deeper” is about moving forward inside despite the limitations on the outside.


In summer, these limits have faded, in “Écho d’Azur” and “Summer Unleashed” you will hear the joy of the rediscovery of colors through the landscapes of Côte d’Azur.
A south wind blows through the last song with the Ryūkyū (the old Okinawa) music scale. A wind from my region that brings hope for a better tomorrow.


Along the way, the album was enriched by two collaborations « Sugarcane Rain » and « The One » with renowned British lyricist Chris Mosdell (Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Ryuichi Sakamoto & YMO etc.) as well as colorful harmonies by young Parisian singers.


Enjoy interpreting in your way and looking forward to your feed-back !

Echo d'Azur